Nazi guard deported from US to Austria over 1943 massacre of 8,000 Jews

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The United States has deported to Austria a former Nazi concentration camp guard who admitted that he participated in the 1943 massacre of 8,000 Jews.

Josias Kumpf, 83, who was living in Racine, Wisconsin, served as a guard at the Nazi-run Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany and at the Trawniki labor camp in Poland, the US justice department said.

At Trawniki, he participated in a mass shooting in which about 8,000 Jewish men, women and children were killed in pits on Nov 3, 1943, department officials said.

American courts revoked his citizenship and later upheld an order to deport him.

German prosecutors issued an arrest warrant on March 11 for John Demjanjuk, an 88-year-old Ohio resident, on suspicion that he helped in the murders of at least 29,000 Jews as a Nazi death camp guard.

The United States is considering whether to send Mr Demjanjuk to Germany to face the charges.

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